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Black Friday Fashion Deals 2018

Did someone said 50% off?!

Black Friday is your last chance to get Christmas gifts for everyone ( or just another opportunity to treat yourself ) with nicely discounted price. Some brands already started their Black Friday sales and they usually continue until Monday night, but the biggest hit is always on Friday. Thankfully you don’t have to spend your day waiting in the massive queue for ages and luckily you can get all barging discounts not only in the stores, but also online!

How to get the best deals on Black Friday?

  1. Do your research. Check the prices of the items you are planning to buy before they go on sale, as sometimes retailers increase the prices before sale to make a discount look more attractive ( but in the end of the day, you feel like you’ve saved a lot, but you actually don’t)
  2. Check multiple stores for the best price. Very often one brand has multiple stockist and their prices can be different as well. Check the item you like in few places before buying it ( amazon, zalando, asos etc).
  3. Be ready. Set up the accounts in the online shops where you planning to spend your money to save yourself a time.
  4. Set the budget! Black Friday is great, but Boxing day it’s just few weeks after and we all know that for the best deals in UK we usually have to wait until December, so don’t spend everything!

Top Sale Tip* Put the items you like in your basket just before sale starts and buy it the minute after watch hits midnight! You will make sure you get the desire pieces in your sizes with the best price!

 

Follow my  list of top high street and some high fashion brands ( including discount codes where needed ) with the best sales and offers for this year Black Friday!

Have a nice shopping everyone 🙂

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Accessorize– 20% off everything

Adidas – up to 50% off selected styles

Amazon – up to 50% off Winter Fashion

ALLSAINTS – 30% off everything starting from Wednesday 21st

Aldo – up to 50% off

ASOS – 20% off everything with code:  HELLO20

Aspinal of London – 15% off gifts with code: GIFT15

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Boohoo – up to 50% off

Bershka – up to 50% off selected styles

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Cheap Monday – 25% off everything +  Tuesday 26/11 Limited number of 5 EURO DENIM – Profit goes to charity

Chi Chi Clothing – 10% off with code: NEWNESS10

Coach – 20% off selected lines with code: BF2018

Converse – up to 40% off selected styles

Coast – 40% off selected lines


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Debenhams – up to 50% off selected products

Deichamnn – up to 50% off selected lines

Dorothy Perkins – up to 50% off selected lines + 25% off everything online

DUNE – up to 20% off everything

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Ego Shoes – 50% off

F

French Connection – up to 50% off ending on Monday 26th.


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Gap –  40% off full price styles 20th – 24th Nov and 50% off everything 25th – 27th Nov online only

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Happy Socks– 30% off selected lines + free shipping

House of Fraser – up to 60% off selected lines

Hunter – 20% off selected styles

H&M – already started their black Friday deals, however you can expect even 70% off on the actual day.

 

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JIGSAW – 20% off selected lines

Jack Wills – up to 50% off everything

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Karen Millen – 25% off everything

Kate Spade – 30% off with code: GIVEHAPPY

Kurt Geiger – 20% off selected Boots

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L.K. Bennett –25% off everything with code: FRIDAY25

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Mango – everything 30% off with code: BLACK18

Massimo Dutti – 20% off selected lines

Matchesfashion – up to 50% off

Michael Kors – up to 40% off selected lines

Missguided– same as last year, you may spend a fortune on their 50% off everything sale.

Miss Selfridge – up to 50% off everything

Missy Empire – 30% off everything

Moda Operandi – up to 50% off selected lines

Monica Vinader – up to 50% off

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NA-KD Fashion – 30% off everything with code: BLACKWEEK​

New Balance – up to 40% off starting on Friday 23rd

New Look – up to 50% off selected lines

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Oasis – 25% off everything

Other Stories – up to 50% off

Oysho – 20% off everything

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Pretty Little Thing – up to 50% off selected lines

Public Desire – 30% off everything with code CYBER30

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REISS – 15% off everything

River Island – up to 50% off selected lines

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Schuh – up to 50% off starting on Thursday 22nd.

Selfridges– up to 20% off with code: SELFCCE at the checkout

Sister Jane -30% off with code: SJBLACKOUT

Stradivarius – 20% off

Sweaty Betty – 20% off

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The White Company – 20% off almost everything with code: WHITE20

TOPSHOP – up to 50% off starting on Wednesday 21st-26th.

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UGG – up to 40% off

Urban Outfitters – up to 50% off selected lines.

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Very – Up to 40% off selected fashion and sportswear

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Warehouse – up to 70% off

Whistles– 30% off everything

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Zalando – up to 50% off selected lines

ZARA – probably 20-50% off selected lines (same as last 2 years)

 

10 The Best Vinyl Skirts & Trousers To Style This Season

Shine Bright

Shiny fabrics are not only reserved for New Year’s parties and Christmas and right now everything from vinyl, plastic to latex became most dare trend by all fashionistas. If you are bored of matching your top with another pair of jeans/ black trousers , vinyl is exactly what you need to make your winter wardrobe more sophisticated. The party season is upon us, so get ready to shine!

How to wear vinyl?

  1. Less is more – make vinyl the statement of your outfit and complete the look with oversized sweater in neutral colour.
  2. Strong look – wear it with heavy boots and fitted turtleneck. To make it more chic finish the look with beret or baker boy hat.
  3. Red, black or blue? Play with colours and wear red vinyl trousers with slogan tee or blue vinyl skirt with grey jumper.
  4. Make it chic – wear it with blazer, satin top and heels for classy night out.
  5. High boots – style mini vinyl skirt with long boots and finish the look with smart coat over your shoulder.

Vinyl works perfectly with elegant and sophisticated looks, but you can also pull it out in your casual style with studded boots. Check out my top vinyl trousers and skirts to wear this winter and find a perfect style for yourself!

 

 

FIND £25

 

 

FIND £27

 

Pull&Bear £19.99

 

River Island £35

 

Pull&Bear £19.99

 

River Island £25

 

Missguided £25

 

NA-KD £38

 

Glamorous £38

 

Pull&Bear £19.99

 

Bringing Vintage Logo Bags Back

Hello early 2000’s!

They say that fashion always comes back. As we grown up and see the trends rapidly changing every season (bringing old fashion back), we can confirm it’s true. Designers logo  bags are currently the hottest product on the market.

New version of Dior saddle bag took over the social media and became the most wanted bag by all fashion world. For a little while, logo bags were more associated with tackiness, rather than fashion trends, but current season is a game changer for vintage bags.

It started from Dior, but it doesn’t mean that you should stop there. All designers started refreshing their old collection and making “new” version of their top bags. The best sellers and most loved ones are Gucci, Fendi, LV and of course Dior early 2000’s designs.  If you don’t want to spend thousands on brand new, vintage inspired bag, there’s a solution for you.

Where to buy Vintage designers bags?

The good thing is that really often you can find vintage, designer bags (in great condition) for a really low price. You can try your luck not only in online shops, but also in charity shops around you. When it comes to legit online shopping, you have to get luck and refresh the website from time to time to find what you are looking for in good price.

Find the best websites to get your vintage bag below and start your hunting right now:

https://us.vestiairecollective.com/women-bags/

https://bagista.co.uk/

https://www.farfetch.com/ca/shopping/women/vintage-bags-1/items.aspx?sort=3

12 Faux Fur Coats to Wear This Season

Spice up your Winter Style

It’s fluffy, cozy and it adds chic kick to your every outfit. Faux Fur is the outwear you need, to make your Autumn / Winter looks more glamorous without freezing. Works perfectly in casual style with jeans and boots, but it also makes your elegant outfit more sophisticated. They work best with skinny trousers, as the contrast between fluffy fur and bottom, makes your legs look more smooth. Faux fur coats&jackets are as timeless as maxi coats, so you can be sure that you will wear them every season on repeat. 

Check out my top 12 picks to buy right now, before they sell out!

 

 

 

&other stories £85

 

New Look £39.99
Bershka £59.99
ZARA £79.99
Topshop £69.99
Topshop £85
STINE GOYA
New Look £59.99
Topshop £75
Utreque £250

&other stories £85
H&M £79.99

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Cashmere – Your Wardrobe Essential

Few reason to pick Cashmere!

Cashmere sweaters are luxury investment we all need to feel cosy and stylish in cold seasons.  The unique and super soft fabric is not only lightweight, but also eight times warmer than wool. What makes cashmere fabric luxurious is the fact that the Kashmir goat produce only 4 ounces of it each year, making this fibre extremely rare compared to other types of fur, for example wool. In order to produce one average-sized 2 ply cashmere sweater, you will need wool from about three to four goats.

The cashmere pieces are definitely not a casual item on your shopping list, but an investment for few more winters. They are never out of style, so you can be sure, that they will always stay around for each season.  As many not know, cashmere is not only great addition to your wardrobe, but also your house.  The White Company offers wide range of Cashmere fragrance collection to Cashmere throws for the home.

 

 Where to head for the best cashmere?

The White Company became known mainly for two things: amazing candles and the best quality cashmere. Over the years they’ve established themselves as cashmere specialists. Their cashmere range starts from jumpers to winter accessories such as gloves, scarves and hats and not forgetting cashmere socks, which are perfect for cold Winter evenings.

I recently became an owner for my first grey turtleneck from the brand and I had opportunity to verify the quality by myself. As a first thing, I have to highlight how light the fabric is, yet warm enough to keep me outside wearing nothing else, except for my sweater. Secondly, the softness of the fabrics feels so comfortable without any itchy feeling. For me, that’s really important especially when I’m a big fan of turtlenecks. Lastly, I do see a big difference between quality of wool sweater for £20 and more expensive piece, not just in the feel of the product but also the look of it.

Check out my way of wearing cashmere this season, and shop my favourite pieces from The White Company!

 

 

Cashmere Jumper – The White Company £149

 

 

Sleep in Style

Stylish Sleep

The average person sleeps over 9,125 full days. Considering we live 75 years on average, it gives us 25 years spent sleeping, yet often we don’t experiment enough with things that could improve our snooze time. As the season is slowly turning from hot summer evenings to cozy autumn nights, it’s time to start thinking how to get the best quality sleep.  Inspired by The White Company Sleep collection, that offers the full sleep proposition from nightwear to bedding & fragrances I’ve listed my top tips and products for your good night sleep. Their collection uses six of the most soothing essential oils which help you get the best quality bed time, and the fabric of their nightwear makes you want to stay in bed forever!

 

Nightwear

If you are still sleeping in old joggers and your boyfriend’s t-shirt, it’s time to invest in quality PJ’s! The first and most important part is picking not only beautiful prints, but also comfy and breathable fabrics. Cotton, silk, cashmere and flannel (for colder months) will definitely make you feel relax and comfortable. The look is not the main part, but luckily very often good quality of your nightwear comes in beautiful packaging. The White Company offers wide range of cozy and stylish sets or mix&match options, where you can find the best pick for yourself.  I went for mix&match option and I have to say, the top is the most comfortable I have ever had. Fabric feels so nice and comfortable that I can’t wait for a rainy day just to spend all day in bed!

Shop Sleepwear:

Find a perfect pyjama for yourself and complete the nightwear look with bed socks or stylish robe.

 

Top – Ribbed Henley Pyjama Top  and Bottom – Spot Cuffed Pyjama Bottoms

Pyjama from my pictures is currently sold out, but I’ve linked the closest alternative from The White Company.

How to improve your sleep?

A stylish nightwear is just a first step in taking your sleep experience to the next level. Start with the basics, by choosing the best quality and comfortable mattress. Once you have that make sure to find the right pillow suitable for your back to get the most out of your time in bed.

 

 

 

The best quality sleep

Candles and fragrances are something you should try for yourself (especially before winter) to feel fully relaxed and rested when you wake up. Taking a long bath surrounded by candle, hot drink in your hand and listening to relaxing music is one step closer to clear your mind and relax your body before bed time.

Sleep Candle £20

My New Bedtime Routine

Recently I have started using a sleep mask and for the past three months I can’t imagine not wearing it, even if it’s for a quick nap on the airplane. I can confidently say that it did improve my sleeping experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone (especially to light sleepers). If you are preparing your room for a good night sleep, candles and pillow mist are the perfect tools for the job. I’ve been a fan of The White Company candles for ages, but only recently discovered the special scent for sleep and I have to say, it is a must for those who love their candles and need some extra help to calm mind before sleep.

Pillow Mist £22

The pillow mist is crafted to help you enjoy a tranquil night’s sleep and upgrade your bedtime rituals.

 

Shop top products to improve your sleep experience:

 

 

ALEXACHUNG vs Zara

Snake Uniform

Animal prints are the most fashionable patterns for this Autumn / Winter season and it’s not a surprise, considering how many beautiful pieces we see every day in shops and social media channels.

As always the biggest fight for the customers is a battle between high street and high fashion stores. Every season designers are starting  and popularizing the trend while cheaper stores are quickly adapting to the catwalk designs to satisfy and win the clients.

Just think, what can you do when something you really like is out of your budget, but you really want it? My number one tip is-open Zara’s website! Very  often you will be lucky to find exactly what you want, with nicely discounted price. This time is not different when it comes to ALEXACHUNG design, approached by ZARA. Check it out below and let me know your thoughts:

 

 

ALEXACHUNG £395
ZARA £39.99
ALEXACHUNG £225

 

ZARA £49.99

 

Neon Look For This Season

Are you ready to shin this Autumn?

We thought we reached top season neon back in the 80s and 90s but as fashion always comes back, it turned we were mistaken. Neon colours are making their way back to catwalks and they are another big trend for Autumn / Winter season. Celebrities already approached the trend and walked in head to toe neon looks (Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian), but now is time to blend neon trend in every day style.

Neon clothing is definitely not an investment as we will probably forget about it after few months. Perhaps, if you can’t make up your mind about neons  and you don’t want to spend a fortune on seasonal colours, get a bag or accessories to see if it will fit in your style.

So far, neon clothes are selling out quickly in high street stores which profess we are all missing 80’s crazy looks and falling for it! My favourite way of wearing it is matching edgy neon look with prints (checked, polka dots) and smart clothing like blazer or suit trousers . Make sure to keep neon in small doses instead of wearing head to toe look.

 

 If you are ready to brighten up your wardrobe, check out my top 10 neon pieces:

 

ZARA £39.99

 

Topshop £20
Pretty Little Thing, Bum Bag £20

 

Topshop £150
PLT £55
COS £32

 

MSGM £225

 

Comme des Garcons, clutch £90

 

H&M £24.99

 

H&M £20

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Jungle Attack. Animal Prints For This Season

Leo or Snake?

Animal prints are something you can either love or hate. Besides the fact that it’s in and out from time to time, if you have a leopard print skirt in your wardrobe you can be sure that it won’t go out of style. In this season snake print became one of the most wanted prints and took over fashoinista’s hearts. Leopard is always around (every time I can see the lack of leopard prints in designers collections I go to D&G as they never fail to have some wild pieces), but now everyone want to blend it in their Autumn wardrobe.   The best proof that we all want and need more jungle inspired prints is the fact that all bestselling pieces are leo and snake prints.

Tacky or Tasty?

With a lot of print you don’t need any extra details like wooden buttons and puffy shoulder. Styling tip number one is – mix prints with maximum 2-3 colours. Neutrals will nicely complaiment the print, but if you like more experiments in fashion wear it with red or green ( leopard skirt + green t-shirt is my favourtie colour combo ). All animal prints will look great with classics- white and black, so if you not sure which colours you should go for, stick with these two.

 

Find my top picks below:

 

ZARA £39.99

Snake Picks:

&other stories £59

Leopard Picks:

Mango £59.99

 

ZARA £79.99

 

&other stories £69

 

H&M 19.99

 

New Look £27.99

 

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